Eleven-year-old AbbieGail "Abbie" Smith was murdered last week in Keansburg, New Jersey. The young girl's father and older sister live in Jamaica. They are grief stricken over her death and even more so because they cannot come to the United States to attend her Funeral next Monday because of President Donald Trump's new travel regulations.

The Smiths want to go to Keansburg, New Jersey to pay their final respects and say goodbye to their relative who was fatally stabbed in her neck last week. She was reported missing until her body was found on the roof of the apartment building where she lived on July 13.

Difficulty getting to the United States

Kenroy Smith has been begging President Trump to intervene to allow him and his daughter Kenish to go to the funeral.

Kenish's Visa application was denied without a reason given for the denial. Even after she provided official documents from the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office concerning her sister's death, her visa was still denied. Kenroy was deported from the United States 18 years ago on a drug charge after he was arrested for marijuana.

Another sister, Latisha Smith, lives in Maryland. She has been doing what she can to get her father and sister to New Jersey to attend Abbie's funeral. She has visited local immigration offices and sent lots of emails to get visas for her father and sister. Before Abbie's death, she and Latisha frequently visited their father and sister in Jamaica since they couldn't come to the United States.

The murdered child

Abbie Smith moved from with her family from Jamaica in 2007.

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She had just graduated from the fifth grade at Bolger Middle School. Her funeral will be on Monday, July 24 at 10:15 a.m. at St. Ann's Church in Keansburg, New Jersey that will be followed by a burial at Bayview Cemetery in Leonardo. Abbie's family will receive friends and relatives on Sunday, July 23 from 2-6 p.m. at the local funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers to accept donations in Abbie's name for a scholarship fund.

Charged with murder

A neighbor, Andreas Erazo, has been charged with AbbieGail's death. He is being held on first-degree murder and weapons charges in the Monmouth County Jail awaiting a bail hearing. The 18-year-old accused killer was scheduled to appear in court last Wednesday. However, his attorney wants additional time to prepare for the hearing. Therefore, the date has been changed to July 26 at 1:30 p.m.